Man to face court after throwing knives located in vehicle at Oxley Vale

A man will face court today charged with drug and knife offences after a vehicle stop near Tamworth last month.

About 10am on Friday 4 June 2021, officers attached to Tamworth Highway Patrol stopped a white ute travelling north on Manilla Road, Oxley Vale, for a random roadside test.

The driver, a 39-year-old man, allegedly returned a positive result for cannabis.

After speaking with the driver, police searched the vehicle and allegedly located prescription medicine bottles, some of which contained cannabis.

Police also located a separate resealable bag allegedly containing 5.8g of cannabis and a blue backpack containing 43 throwing knives.

The man was arrested and taken to Tamworth Police Station where he participated in a second oral fluid test, allegedly returning a positive reading for cannabis.

He was issued a Field Court Attendance Notice for possess prohibited drug and possess knife in public place.

He is due to appear in Tamworth Local Court today (Monday 12 July 2021).

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